112. X£§:SADfiVARAYA AND CAUDAPA.
The emperor Krsnadevaraya, who heard of the sudden
rise of the fortune of the brothers Caudapa and Bhadrapa sum-
moned them to his presence at Vijayanagara.
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He said,' You are amias of i§iva, born (in this world) on ac-
count of some special reason. The Muhammad an8, Sabaras, and
some petty chiefs having become disobedient and rebellious are
causing us petty troubles. Therefore, you must remain with
us and help us in all our undertakings.' He persuaded them
to remain at his court, where they acquired much influence on
account of his favour.
At that time, the Sabaras and some petty chiefs having
joined together set up the standard of rebellion in the east, and
harassed the kingdom very much. When the news of this
rebellion z-eached the ears of the Raya, he sent an army under
Caudapa aud Bhadrapa to put it down. Both the armies met,
and in the tumultuous engagement which ensued, the royal
troops suffered a defeat. "When Caudapa saw the miserable
plight of the royal army, he jumped upon his steed and
charged the rebels vigorously. He inflicted a crushing defeat
upon them aud took several of them prisoner. Then he
returned triumphantly to Vijayanagara, carrying in his train
several prisoners of war. some chained, and others pinioned.
He compelled them to make obeisance to the Raya. Some of
the chiefs who made peace with him were then introduced to
the king ; and others placed valuable presents before the royal
throne as a token of their submission. On seeing the rebel
chiefs, Kpnjaraya was pleased with Caudapa and Bhadrapa
who had subdued them. He bestowed upon them many gifts
and sent them home, desiring to employ them in his war with
the Muhammadans on some fixture occasion.
A few days passed uneventfully when the spies brought
the information that the Mussulmans contemplated an attack
upon the kingdom from the north. Thereupon Krsnaraya